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July 2006 News Archives

Protein Switches Immune Response

Protein Switches Immune Response

July 27, 2006

A single protein can turn on and off a key component of the immune system by changing partners in an elegant genomic dance, said researchers at USC and Harvard Medical School. Because autoimmune diseases such as arthritis…

USC College Gets Edison Education Grant

USC College Gets Edison Education Grant

July 12, 2006

The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, a unit of USC College, has received the single-largest education grant ever awarded by Edison International. The $1million grant launches a partnership between USC College…

U.S. News Ranks USC’s JEP Program

U.S. News Ranks USC’s JEP Program

July 12, 2006

  A new set of college rankings released this month by U.S. News & World Report featured USC on its list of Top College Academic Programs in Service Learning. The school was recognized primarily for its 35-year-old…

Jeffrey Wilson ’76 sits atop mined rock in an under- ground gold mine during a June 2006 expedition in Hunan Province, China. The amount of timber used to shore up the walls and high humidity are indicative of the unstable ground and poor ventilation. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Wilson.

The Heart (and Soul) of Gold

July 12, 2006

When asked about his profession, Jeffrey Wilson ’76 describes himself medicinally: “What I do is like that of a doctor when he looks in the ears, nose and throat. We both explore.” Explore. This is what…

Conversation With T.C. Boyle

Conversation With T.C. Boyle

July 7, 2006

In his wildly successful books and short stories, Thomas Coraghessan Boyle has a restless imagination, but in his personal life, he is unfailingly loyal. He’s known his best friend since he was 3½, has remained…

Path to a Greener, More Just, L.A.

Path to a Greener, More Just, L.A.

July 1, 2006

Last summer, Brigid McManama found career inspiration in an unexpected place: a city park. And not just one park, but more than a hundred of the parks, beaches, nature trails, gardens and open spaces that dot the concrete…

Scholar, Citizen, Scientist

Scholar, Citizen, Scientist

July 1, 2006

The Gerontological Society of America has selected USC College psychologist Margaret Gatz as the 2006 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award.The annual honor is given to GSA members who display the highest standards for…

Helping L.A. Teens Think Globally

Helping L.A. Teens Think Globally

July 1, 2006

Twins Matias and Alejandro Sueldo were high school students living in Buenos Aires when deadly riots broke out in the streets.The then-15-year-olds watched as demonstrators turned the Argentine capital into chaos. “They…

The Heart and Soul of Medicine

The Heart and Soul of Medicine

July 1, 2006

Fabric-shop seamstress Maricela Parra developed throbbing neck pains working long hours hunched over a sewing machine. When she tried to tell her doctor about it, she hit a barrier. “Tengo mucho dolor,” Parra, 33,…

Painting Words on a Canvas

Painting Words on a Canvas

July 1, 2006

It was a morning graced with that October light that loves proximity to water, and the high sky over the Tennessee bounced the river’s shimmer back through every cranny in the city. So writes Professor Marianne Wiggins…